International Journal of Molecular Biotechnology

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Special Issue

Phase Separation of Proteins: A New Stage in Cell Biology

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 25, 2023

Special Issue Description

Phase separation is recognized to be involved in a wide range of cellular functions, such as the synthesis of the cytoskeleton, signaling complexes, traditional membrane-less organelles, and countless other supramolecular assemblies. Our understanding of the functional significance of sequence degeneracy (low complexity) and protein disorder is given a new framework by the idea of phase separation. The body of evidence is mounting that membrane-less organelles are improperly regulated in disease and that phase transitions play a critical role in human disorders linked to protein aggregation. Novel biomaterials may be influenced by a better understanding of the physical concepts and molecular interactions underlying protein phase separation. Organelles and cellular compartments organize biological stuff. The majority of well-known organelles have a membrane border separating them from their environment. Additionally, there exist a large number of so-called membrane-less organelles. According to recent research, these supramolecular assemblies of proteins and RNA molecules originate from protein phase separation. Recent research has illuminated the molecular characteristics, construction, control, and operation of membrane-less organelles. The molecular principles of an emerging field are beginning to be established through the application of methods from cell biology, biophysics, physical chemistry, structural biology, and bioinformatics. This is opening the door for exciting discoveries, such as new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of age-related disorders.


Physical chemistry, Structural biology, Membrane-less organelles, Organelles, Protein phase separation

Manuscript Submission information

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